Kobalt

Join Kobalt and you’ll work with some of the most talented, creative and committed people in the business. Our team puts Kobalt’s values to work daily to drive the success of Kobalt clients and build the future of the music industry. We’re on a mission to improve the future of music by combining music services and technology like no other company. 

Shape the future of music. As part of the Kobalt team, you’ll have all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding. 

Kobalt New York, NY, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring an Assistant Manager, Royalty Administration in New York. Joining our Royalties team as the Assistant Manager, Royalties Administration. You will manage a small team and assist in delivering US Mechanical publishing royalties to our clients in an accurate and timely manner by running operational reporting and analysis to help streamline & co-ordinate the collection, processing, and accounting of royalties. Helping to create new processes and improve ones already in place in order to maintain efficient and timely reporting to our clients. You should have a strong attention to detail as there will be some complex big data statements for analysis. Strong communication skills is needed as an integral part of the job is communicating externally and internally to make sure all teams and labels are on the same page. BACKGROUND Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES AN ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ROYALTY PROCESSING AT KOBALT DO? Oversee the processing of US mechanical and digital royalties on a quarterly basis Liaise with UK processing team to coordinate timetables and tasks Integrate and onboard new catalogues into existing processes Track payments and statements and coordinate with labels and DSP’s in order to make sure we are 100% paid up on a quarterly basis WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field 3+ years’ experience in a publishing position Proficient in Microsoft office suite with advanced excel knowledge Highly organized Strong verbal and written communication skills A proactive and positive approach Effective project management skills Able to manage and work with firm deadlines within a fast-paced environment Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring a Client Manager with strong interpersonal skills to join our market-leading administrative team in New York. You are a confident team-player with strong interpersonal skills and ideally a background in music copyright, publishing and/or collection societies. You are confident in client-facing, account management role, and have a track-record of providing excellent customer service and building long-term relationships. The Client Manager will communicate with Kobalt publishing clients as well as senior colleagues across the business on a regular basis BACKGROUND Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you believe in a better music industry and would be the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A CLIENT MANAGER AT KOBALT DO? Act as the primary, administrative point of contact for questions from Kobalt clients and any internal queries relating to those clients Develop and maintain relationships between Kobalt and its publishing clients Process new client agreements and coordinate the ingestion of new compositions and catalogues with Kobalt’s Copyright Department Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of all areas of Kobalt’s internal system and processes, and all areas of Kobalt’s business in order to effectively respond to client queries (including royalties, royalty and product tracking, work registrations, duplicate claims, and legal disputes) Coordinate investigations into the above issues with the relevant members of Kobalt’s global staff Coordinate with Kobalt’s Copyright and IT Departments to manage the quarterly royalty distribution for client accounts WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field Prior experience working in music publishing and/or with a performing rights society is required Experience in a client-facing, account management role Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to work independently, multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and manage high intensity situations while maintaining professionalism and poise Adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced & evolving environment Sensitivity to confidential information and material Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are seeking a Junior Client Analyst in New York to join our market-leading administrative team. You will join Kobalt’s Client Analysis team - a target-driven, data group that provides Kobalt’s clients with the most transparent and accurate reporting in the music industry. The ideal candidate is highly analytical, detail-oriented and comfortable working with big data and analyzing key trends. This position will work on a variety of projects to produce clear and concise reporting for internal and external contacts. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with data and problem solving. BACKGROUND Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you believe in a better music industry and would be the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A JUNIOR CLIENT ANALYST AT KOBALT DO? Use SQL to query the Kobalt database and generate accurate, clean data Use Excel to produce ad-hoc analyses for internal and external contacts Analyze and present key trends clearly and concisely using Excel Provide support to overall team with audits and large client requests Assist in producing reporting for Kobalt’s clients and senior executives Manage high priority client requests timely and efficiently Provide ad hoc analytical support as needed Ability to troubleshoot and provide solutions when needed   WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field 1-2+ years’ experience generating and analyzing data in a creative company/industry Knowledge of basic SQL required Strong numerical and analytical skills Ability to manipulate and scrutinize large sets of data and provide meaningful analysis Strong written and verbal communication skills Sensitivity to confidential information and material Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (advanced proficiency in Excel to analyze large datasets) Knowledge of foreign collection societies and music publishing on a global scale is ideal Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt Nashville, TN, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are seeking an Assistant Client Relations Manager with strong interpersonal and numerical skills to join our market-leading administrative team in Nashville.  You are a confident team-player with strong interpersonal skills and ideally a background in music copyright, publishing and/or collection societies. You are confident in client-facing, account management role, and have a track-record of providing excellent customer service and building long-term relationships. The Assistant Client Manager will communicate with Kobalt publishing clients as well as senior colleagues across the business on a regular basis. BACKGROUND: Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you believe in a better music industry and would be the next best addition to our successful team!  WHAT DOES AN ASSISTANT CLIENT MANAGER AT KOBALT DO? Act as the primary, administrative point of contact for questions from Kobalt clients and any internal queries relating to those clients Help ensure that Kobalt has all relevant information concerning existing compositions prior to signing new agreements Develop and maintain relationships between Kobalt and its publishing clients Process new client agreements and coordinate the ingestion of new compositions and catalogues with Kobalt’s Copyright Department Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of all areas of Kobalt’s internal system and processes, and all areas of Kobalt’s business in order to effectively respond to client queries (including royalties, royalty and product tracking, work registrations, duplicate claims, and legal disputes) Coordinate investigations into the above issues with the relevant members of Kobalt’s global staff Coordinate with Kobalt’s Copyright and IT Departments to manage the quarterly royalty distribution for client accounts WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field 2-3 years’ experience working in music publishing and/or with a performing rights society is required Experience in a client-facing, account management role Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills Ability to work independently, multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and manage high intensity situations while maintaining professionalism and poise Adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced & evolving environment Sensitivity to confidential information and material Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY As part of Kobalt’s significant expansion of AWAL - our recorded music division - the Senior Manager, Integrations will be responsible for managing the day to day processes of the Integrations Operation team to deliver a best in class client experience, ensuring smooth onboarding of the client from contract closure to go live. Reporting to the Senior Director, Label Integrations, the successful candidate will put the client at the heart of the process and deliver outstanding support levels, through a strong knowledge of project implementations and by maintaining excellent relationships with external partners. You may be working for a label or distributor with experience in digital ops, supply chain and release management processes as well as deep expertise of physical media and digital music metadata, audio, artwork & video asset management and content management systems, as well as a passion for pushing things forward in this space. Most important is that you have great interpersonal skills and can cope with a high-pressure/fast-paced environment but remain optimistic & persistent to make things happen as well as have a passion for music and Kobalt!  BACKGROUND AWAL is the Recordings division of Kobalt, and provides a range of marketing, distribution and other services to artists and labels, empowering recording owners whilst enabling them to retain ownership and control of their masters. AWAL works with more than 12,000 clients and our roster includes labels including Glassnote Records, 30th Century Records, Loop, Chrysalis, Lex Records and SideOneDummy Records amongst many others. We’re expecting our Catalogue and Label business to grow fast. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! We’re currently 600 people based across 12 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A SENIOR MANAGER, LABEL INTEGRATIONS DO?  Work closely with Senior Director, Label Integrations to onboard all catalogue and label clients. The day-to-day management of Integrations team, motivating staff through projects and prioritising workloads. Manage the support the Integrations team gives to clients throughout the onboarding journey, ensuring any advice given sets expectations, is timely, accurate and consistent. Work with external clients previous Distribution partners to coordinate the transfer of physical and digital manifests, metadata and digital assets. Establish & build upon excellent relationships with external distributors and across multiple internal business areas. Manage logistical processes including Change of Distribution notices for moves of physical catalogues with third party physical distribution partners. Maintain multiple systems and reports to ensure accurate reporting to the business of integrations, including Go Live dates, slippage, revenue recognition, non-starters etc and be able to provide a schedule of product go live dates with accurate timescales. Take ownership of client issues / complaints and work with team to resolve them in a timely manner, taking ownership for case resolution and closure, whilst liaising with the appropriate internal departments. Post Go Live delivery checks and continued metadata and asset enhancement. Administer and manage termination processes (Offboarding). WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Experience in managing people in operations or onboarding or other relevant business areas in the music industry is essential. Catalogue integrations experience essential with a demonstrable record of managing large catalogue and complex onboarding projects. Developed client management skills, able to confidently deal with clients at direct level. Advanced knowledge of music metadata in a digital distribution context, particularly the iTunes and Spotify style guides. Previous experience of stock management and stock moves essential. Expertise with content management systems (iTunes Connect & Spotify preferred). Meticulous attention to detail and advanced analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders at all levels. Highly proficient in spoken and written English. Numerate and IT literate.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring a Release Manager in New York to work with our global AWAL team. You will work closely with external, key partners as well as internal teams across the business, and will be responsible for all aspects of product build, release set up and scheduling to ensure all US Kobalt Music Recordings meet release dates.   BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, R3HAB, Timeflies, The Wombats, Betty Who, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, and Bruno Major. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES A RELEASE MANAGER AT AWAL DO? Release Management point person for US signed projects Assist Senior Release Manager in day to day running of the department & work closely with global Release Management & Marketing teams Onboard new AWAL Recordings clients, communicating all relevant audio, artwork, label copy, video specifications, and timelines Collate, manage and store metadata to an excellent standard Build digital products from end to end and deliver accurate/approved products to Operations/Supply chain team Coordinate production of physical formats and proofread artwork prior to production Place manufacturing orders Work closely with the VP, Sales and the Physical Production & Distribution Manager on parts deadlines/release dates Input all relevant data and assets into Kobalt's internal release management systems Release schedule maintenance Register data with third party organisations Whitelist SoundCloud and YouTube channels Help manage audio security WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 3+ years’ experience working in a supply chain or release management role, or other relevant experience in the music industry Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across the business and with external clients and suppliers as required Proactive self-starter able to manage own workload and support busy department Obsessive attention to detail and good understanding of metadata and assets Good working understanding of digital music supply chain and services Comfortable working with numbers and IT literate Ability to meet tight deadlines Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
AWAL serves a growing roster of emerging and already established artists and labels. We are now expanding our UK Marketing team to include a new Senior Director of Marketing.  Reporting to the General Manager, the role will involve working closely with artists, managers and label clients to set up, implement and deliver industry leading, innovative marketing campaigns.  Alongside this, the role will oversee and run a team of Project Managers responsible for a growing roster of emerging acts and priority label clients. The successful candidate will have a history of setting up and delivering successful UK marketing campaigns; and managing relationships with managers, PR & promotions teams, sales teams and internal stakeholders including Digital Marketing and Account Management.  Ability to work across multiple different types of projects is key. This amazing opportunity will allow you to work with an incredibly diverse roster. It’s an exciting time to be joining AWAL, and working at Kobalt, you will help build the music services company of tomorrow, to empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & passion for music! BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the centre of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists and label release music through AWAL. Whether an artist or label is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers alongside forward thinking and innovative labels.  The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lauv, Tom Misch, Rex Orange County, The Wombats, Bruno Major, Neneh Cherry as well as leading independent labels such as Glassnote and Downtown. We deliver audio and video to all of the key platforms using our bespoke supply chain system, powered by Kobalt’s market leading technology, making thousands of deliveries per week.  We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A  MARKETING DIRECTOR AT AWAL DO? Conceive and implement industry leading marketing campaigns and strategies for AWAL artists Communicate and synchronize campaigns with global marketing teams ensuring you have a global approach to campaigns Manage a team of Project Managers Work with our priority label partners, offering marketing advise, strategy and best practises Manage marketing budgets Commission creative content across campaigns Set and achieve sales, streaming, playlisting and revenue targets Source and manage promo teams Work closely with internal teams, including Digital Marketing, International Marketing, Digital Accounts and Release Management as well as external partners Work with our Account Management team to develop market-leading streaming and playlist strategies Work closely with our Digital Marketing team to build audience growth and social media strategies to grow fanbases, maximise engagement and deliver results. Analyse performance of releases using AWAL’s market leading analytics tools Oversee setup of clients' physical and digital production   WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR Knowledge of current music marketing campaigns, including digital innovations and digital marketing and promotion opportunities 8+ years’ experience, ideally within a successful record label or music services company handling artist marketing campaigns Creative and innovative outlook Experience managing people and a team Experience working with labels, artists and managers Ability to work across multiple projects of different sizes and development Strong organisational and project management skills Superior client management and communication skills Ability to network with clients and industry contacts Entrepreneurial spirit, with a progressive and creative attitude
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring a Manager of Product & Retail Marketing to join our AWAL team in New York. In this role, you will facilitate physical manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and sales for AWAL’s diverse roster of artists and label partners. The Manager will work closely with the SVP of Physical Products & Distribution, as well as with operations, release management, manufacturing, and distribution partners. You will oversee statement analysis, and delivery of release assets.   BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through our AWAL services. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Lauv, Nick Cave, Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Verite, Tom Misch, Bruno Major and Rex Orange County. Kobalt is currently over 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re continuing to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES A MANAGER, PRODUCT & RETAIL MARKETING AT AWAL DO? Support the Physical Product team’s role in the manufacturing, distribution and retail marketing process Support relationship management with physical accounts and distribution Manage the departmental budget processes Create and distribute sales and distribution reports Provide back-up administrative support to the department as needed Interdepartmental communication with marketing and release management Manage communication flow between the physical, marketing and distribution teams Special projects as requested WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  3+ years’ experience working in a similar role at a music company Strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel Good people skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with external contacts Proactive self-starter who is both reliable and willing to take responsibility Highly skilled with numbers and IT literate Excellent communication skills Demonstrated ability to prioritize, self-start, contribute under pressure and meet tight deadlines Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
As the Head of International Marketing, you will be responsible for managing AWAL's international marketing teams who create and deliver successful, innovative & global marketing campaigns for our growing roster of Artist and Label clients. You will work directly with all our clients and with senior leaders in the AWAL team as well as develop and expand our international business. This is an exciting time to be joining AWAL, Kobalt’s Recordings division, and to be successful in the role, you need expert knowledge of the current international music markets with an international network of contacts as well as a track-record of building long-lasting relationships with international partners. It’s also essential that you have experience in and a passion for building and managing teams as well as the drive and ambition to help grow the AWAL business globally. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the centre of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lauv, Tom Misch, Rex Orange County, The Wombats, Bruno Major, Neneh Cherry as well as leading independent labels such as Glassnote and Downtown. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices globally and still growing! If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AT KOBALT DO? Manage the international marketing team based in London, as well as the local marketing teams in Berlin, Stockholm, Sydney, Miami and Paris Develop our international business including opening up new and growth territories Oversee the creation and implementation of global marketing plans and strategies for our artist and label clients Work directly with key clients and their teams to agree strategies and objectives and to review performance Responsibility for approving international marketing budgets in consultation with clients Manage relationships with our international distribution, licensee and promotion partners around the world Travel regularly to international territories to build and strengthen relationships and oversee campaigns, and to represent AWAL at relevant international events Work closely with the other senior managers across the AWAL business as part of the leadership team Contribute to the process of bringing in new clients to AWAL WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   You have extensive music industry experience, specifically at a record label in international music markets having managed large multi-territory marketing and promotional campaigns as well as have comprehensive knowledge of both the physical and digital retail/streaming landscape You would have built and managed successful & effective international marketing teams It’s key that you have an existing global network of contacts across DSPs, media, PR & Promotion companies and other commercial partners as well as experience of negotiating and building international partnerships Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills A commitment to excellence and to providing client-focused service Ability to work pro-actively and entrepreneurially, adapt to changing priorities and market conditions, and deliver high quality results while maintaining professionalism Ability to travel internationally frequently You may be working for an independent or major label, but most importantly - you are a strategic thinker, problem solve and experienced team leader as well as an exceptional, creative marketer with experience leading and executing high profile artist marketing campaigns.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring a Digital Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles to join AWAL’s Digital Marketing Team. AWAL is Kobalt’s market-leading Music Recordings company that provides services and support to the Independent Artists of tomorrow. Our ideal candidate is digitally savvy, hardworking, detail-oriented, creative, and on the cutting edge of newly emerging tech & digital trends.  BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, R3HAB, Timeflies, The Wombats, Betty Who, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, and Bruno Major. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES A DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR AT AWAL DO? Monitor, analyze, and report on all artist social media and fan growth Post on social media pages as needed Assist in creation of tracking links Help create digital marketing plans and artist promotional schedules Facilitate the creation of digital marketing materials including short form video / social media video, animated gifs, etc Support Digital Marketing Directors manage purchase orders and invoices Organize digital marketing promotional assets and distribute as needed Create and compile weekly data/reports as needed Metadata mapping across Digital Accounts / DSP Creation & editing of video promo reels for artist pitches   WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or relevant field 1-2 years’ experience working in digital marketing and/or administration, preferably within the music industry Working knowledge of the digital space and social platforms: Spotify, Shazam, MusicMart, Social Media, Online Advertising, YouTube, Google and Facebook Analytics Familiarity with graphic design and/or digital asset creation is preferred Basic knowledge of and interest in videography Strong communication skills – written & verbal Strong organizational and creative skills Proficient with Microsoft Office and Mac OS, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro skills Familiar with multiples genres within music and pop culture Ability to work in an ever-changing environment and work autonomously Ability to remain confidential
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY Joining an emerging and growing Product team you will be responsible for delivering compelling and elegant design solutions across the range of Kobalt business applications and products. You will be joining at a crucial time when there are significant projects and a long-term roadmap to deliver on. We seek a self-starter who thrives as a product designer making complex technical applications easy to use and look amazing. You will work with our Lead Product Designer and UX designer and will interface closely with motivated product managers, a large team of front and back-end engineers and business stakeholders. Our products include an award-winning web client portal and app that presents account data to clients as well as a groundbreaking product for emerging artists – AWAL. BACKGROUND Kobalt’s tech platform, KTech, is currently responsible for sending worldwide notifications of all clients’ songs; and it delivers albums, singles and videos to a whole host of digital services, including iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and many others. It also licenses use of clients work in TV, Film, Games and Adverts. Once all of that has been done, it then has the not-so-small job of processing the millions of resulting payments. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER AT KOBALT DO? Translate broad complex concepts, customer needs (internal and external) and business requirements into simple, intuitive designs Create work that adds value to the user-experience; balancing ease-of-use with system functionality Be the go-to person for Interaction design, visual design & product design Create and revise site maps, storyboards, user scenarios, MVP prototypes Articulate and demonstrate design concepts in meetings and make smart decisions that move the product development process forward Create and adhere to design standards that reflect best practices while keeping an eye on emerging trends and how they might be utilized Participate in a friendly and cooperative work environment, giving and accepting feedback, encouraging innovation within the team Multi-task and prioritize between several projects in various stages of completion WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Excellent product design demonstrated in a portfolio A strong data background where you can break down complex data into simple and initiative designs. Experience in building dashboard based software products is a huge plus Familiarity with flow chart, storyboarding, mockup, prototyping (Sketching, Axure, Balsamiq, Omnigiraffe, etc – though you can suggest or use new tools which suit the task) Strong attention to details and mastery of typography, colour and layout A plus would be an understanding of development technology required (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Cross-browser considerations) Ability to think about product strategy and vision – not just define how it will look but what should we build. Strong interpersonal communication skills; an ability to explain your thinking, influence decision makers and an ability to work independently or in a group Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet milestones and deadlines. The ability to self-start and self-manage is a must. Remaining flexible and professional under pressure and come to work each day with a positive attitude Keep team informed of industry trends, best practices, and evolving technologies.
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
THE MISSION Kobalt is on a mission to be single-mindedly focused on serving the creators of music. As the music industry goes through a revolution with the emergence of new consumption behaviours, new technologies and new business models, Kobalt finds itself right at the heart of this revolution. We believe that by focusing on serving creators we can build a fairer, more vibrant and ultimately larger music industry. We give them the services they need, we give them the tools to grow their career and we give them control over their future. Our mission started in 2000 - we have come a long way and now have the pleasure of calling some of the greatest names in the industry our partners. Global stars like Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Bon Iver, Sam Smith, Bjork, Mumford & Sons, Lauv, Childish Gambino and many more work with our teams and our products on a daily basis. In any typical week our creators impact over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the US and UK. With 13 offices worldwide and 650 strong team we have scale and stability yet we are on a fast paced growth journey. To live up to the potential in our business and keep pace with this expansion we must constantly challenge our mindsets and habits, be flexible in our approaches and seek the best from ourselves and our teams. We are an entrepreneurial business within an industry that overflows with passion and creative freedom. Sound like fun? Come talk to us. THE ROLE You will work collaboratively with leaders from technology and our wider commercial teams to focus on interesting problems and opportunities to move ahead of competition. These are high priority for our business and is a fantastic opportunity to build something transformational from the ground up. WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING? Act as interface between the business and technology Gather product requirements through workshops and building relationships with key business users and stakeholders Develop requirements through use of mock-ups and illustration of business and data scenarios Own the product roadmap for the portal Assess the feasibility of requirements with your technical teams and prioritise the product backlog in collaboration with business stakeholders Use tools to manage and prioritise requirements and to organise workload (we use Jira) Work with your technical teams to agree acceptance criteria for requirements. Analyse and review the performance of your product to proactively suggest improvements and identify any issues Manage reports and metrics on product performance and delivery progress Collaborate with other product managers on dependencies or potential co-efficiencies Continue to represent the business through development and test phases and ensure the product meets expectations Lead process reviews and contribute to improving product team effectiveness and internal reputation Maintain and develop in life products looking for continuous improvement IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. 
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
Kobalt is hiring a Learning & Development Manager in London. This is a dynamic position for an experienced, autonomous, creative, and systematic thinker who will report into the Director of Learning & Development with a dotted reporting line to the VP of People & Culture.  This role will develop and coordinate global learning programs for all Kobalt employees. This role will also consult and partner on team and location-based learning needs and solutions for employees in our London, Stockholm, Berlin, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. The Learning & Development team is part of Kobalt’s People & Culture department made up of Business Partners, Learning & Development and Internal Recruitment.  The department is located across Kobalt’s London, New York, and Los Angeles offices. Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT KOBALT DO? Design, manage, and coordinate global learning programs Facilitate in-person and virtual learning workshops and sessions Consult with leaders and teams on learning needs and solutions Design a variety of learning resources including workshops, videos, handouts and internal web pages rooted in evidence-based, behavioral psychology Work with global P&C department on projects around onboarding, employee experience, talent development, and organization development Manage apprenticeship levy funds Measure ROI on learning programs and initiatives Manage vendor relationships WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Solid experience working in a Learning & Development, Organization Development or Employee Experience role or function Excellent communication with first class relationship building skills Ability to translate difficult concepts and processes into clear and simple learning Highly organized and detail oriented with a passion for learning and innovating Ability to thrive in a fast-paced global environment with changing priorities and focus An engaging facilitator and presenter Proven project and stakeholder management Instructional design with emphasis on experiential, social, and transformational learning design Experience with learning portal technologies (we use Udemy for Business) preferred. Most importantly you will need a flexible and proactive attitude. We’re still in high growth mode, and this role will be incredibly busy. We expect individuals to be able to manage multiple projects, as well as handle business as usual work. Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: AWAL x Forbes AWAL x Billboard Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.   KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE  | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE  | Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION  | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP  | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT  | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE  | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING  | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT   AND CEREAL SUPPLIED DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS  | Including seasonal social events and parties.   POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%). PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE  | Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME   (eligible after 1 month of service)  | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME  | In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt Miami, FL, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY As the streaming landscape is continuing to grow and change, AWAL is now looking for a personable and strategic Account & Label Manager to join our team in Miami. Supporting the Sr. Marketing Director for AWAL, you will work  with an incredibly diverse roster of up and coming, as well as established acts, across both local and international repertoire. The Account & Label Manager will serve as the main point of support for AWAL’s ever-growing client base. You will run the day to day management of new release information and pitching materials for LATAM clients and International repertoire to ensure new and ongoing local releases are presented to digital accounts in the LATAM region. Our ideal candidate is hard working, detail-oriented, creative, and flexible with strong written and verbal communication skills. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, R3HAB, Timeflies, The Wombats, Betty Who, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, and Bruno Major. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!  WHAT DOES AN ACCOUNT & LABEL MANAGER AT KOBALT DO? Client Support / Operations Serve as the Client Support contact for administrative queries/needs from AWAL Miami clients; relating to their set up of new releases, ongoing priorities, and running their campaigns Support AWAL Miami clients daily with all operational queries, set-up, best practices and requests for their releases Act as Client Support using the various tools we’ve developed to help make sense of their business and schedule their campaigns, using FAQs and informative blog posts Manage label on-boarding process, oversee catalogue transitions, provide best practices for release planning and scheduling Digital Accounts Prepare pitch materials and updates of priority local and international AWAL artists for submission to DSPs Liaise with the Digital Operations department to ensure content delivery feeds are timely and complete for LATAM releases Analyse performance of releases using the various best-in-class industry tools AWAL has for them to run their business - these include income reporting tools, the AWAL App, the best practises blog, product uploader A&R/Creative Research and identify potential AWAL artists; attending shows wherever necessary Work closely with and support the creative department in Kobalt Music Publishing WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  2+ years’ experience working in the music industry Deep understanding of digital retail platforms Comprehensive knowledge of current and future trends in music landscape Strong verbal, written, communication and analytical skills Professional, friendly and customer-focused approach face to face, or via email or phone - working closely with artist managers, label owners and internal music industry pros is the day to day work Organized self-starter, able to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and work in a high-pressure environment Excellent time management skills Familiarity with graphic design and/or asset creation is preferred Proficient with Microsoft Office and Mac OS Ability to remain confidential Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY We are hiring a Facilities Coordinator in our Los Angeles office. In this role, you will provide direct support to the Kobalt receptionist, as well as overall facilities management for the entire Los Angeles office. Our ideal candidate is service driven and committed, and able to wear multiple hats. This position also requires an ability to interface within different levels of the organization with great communication and professionalism. BACKGROUND Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. We’re currently 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing! WHAT DOES A FACILITIES COORDINATOR AT KOBALT DO? Provide backup coverage for receptionists (greet visitors, answer phones, generate internal/external correspondence) General office maintenance such as: clearing out trash making sure kitchen is orderly and stocked plus clean re-stocking and light cleaning of bathrooms (if and when necessary) wiping down counters and tables in common areas straighten up conference rooms keep main areas organized Re-stock kitchen (snacks, beverages and pantry) daily Assist in unpacking boxes and transporting items between multiple floors Escort and pick up any deliveries and mail as needed Assist with setting up new employees with required credentials, office space, equipment and supplies Participate in the planning and execution of various personnel moves in and around building and offsite locations as needed Assist with event set-up and breakdown (i.e. artist performances, company all hands meetings, etc.) Help with general handy work such as hanging artwork/pictures, moving furniture, unloading/lifting heavy boxes, putting small furniture items together, fixing broken desks and office chairs, changing light bulbs Coordinate meetings, conference calls and schedules Interact with both employees and facilities representatives in the coordination of addressing issues, maintenance requests and corrective measures Addressing invoicing issues with both AP and outside AR departments as needed Assist LA Office Manager with daily needs WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred 1-2+ years’ experience in Facilities and/or office management, ideally within a quickly growing company Excellent follow through and problem-solving skills Critical thinker who is service oriented Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Must be proficient and enjoy multitasking Solid people and customer service skills Experience of working with contractors/external vendors Self-starter who identifies and improves the workings of the company in addition to responding to specific requests Strong attention to detail Able to lift and move light objects up to approx. 30 lbs in weight and able to walk, sit and stand for longer periods of time Must be computer proficient, including good working knowledge of Google GSuite CAD experience is a plus Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
May 08, 2019
Full time
Kobalt is looking to hire a highly organised, self-driven and detail oriented Executive Assistant to support our COO in our London office. The successful candidate will have previous executive-level support experience in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment as well as a track record of managing ever-changing schedules, conflicting priorities and planning international travel across multiple time zones. As a natural extension of the supported executive in their day-to-day activity you will need to be an excellent organiser and communicator, able to build a trustworthy relationship among internal teams and external contacts. Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity. This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. WHAT DOES AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO? Be a natural extension of the supported executive(s) in their day-to-day business needs Quickly synthesize information and determine what actions, if any, are needed sometimes in a nonlinear set of circumstances Extensive calendar management and meeting coordination (across time zones) Manage expenses/holiday requests Plan and manage extensive domestic and global travel arrangements for executives Provide the bridge for smooth communication among internal teams; maintaining credibility, confidentiality, trust and support Manage external relationships - filter and prioritise contact Compile special reports, organize data, and create presentations as needed Take notes and distributes meeting minutes, agendas and meeting packages Work closely with the wider teams to arrange meetings and events as needed Work on ad-hoc projects and support other managers in the functions WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Experience of executive-level support in a fast-paced environment Comfortable working in an environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and anticipate needs Ability to manage competing priorities without losing anything in the shuffle Crisis and issue management and some project management skill Prior experience coordinating international travel and planning across multiple time-zones Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships throughout the organization and with external 3 rd  parties Strong attention to detail with exceptional follow up and organization Mastery of GSuite  but also use of various communication tools such as Trello, Slack, Jira, Zoom Friendly, enthusiastic, collaborative and results-oriented attitude Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Wired - How data saved music Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.   KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE  | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE  | Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION  | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP  | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT  | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE  | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING  | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT ,  SELECTION OF   SNACKS AND CEREAL SUPPLIED REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS  | Including seasonal social events and parties.   POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%). PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE  | Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME   (eligible after 1 month of service)  | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME  | In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 08, 2019
Full time
As Associate Director of Digital Marketing for AWAL, you will lead and implement digital marketing campaigns for a diverse roster of artists. You will work closely with the US AWAL Marketing team and direct digital campaign strategies. This role will also be responsible for cross communication with the digital account, sales, promotion, marketing, sync, and publicity teams. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of all digital and social platforms and best practices, plus existing relationships across the digital landscape. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, R3HAB, Timeflies, The Wombats, Betty Who, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, and Bruno Major. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!  WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MARKETING AT AWAL DO? Lead digital marketing campaigns and strategy for a roster of AWAL artists Manage digital advertising campaigns   Direct and provide best practices for artist social media campaigns Manage digital marketing campaign budgets Serve as a primary relationship manager for digital and social platforms Identify emerging technologies and communicate best practices across AWAL departments Analyze data regularly WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or relevant field 4+ years’ experience working within music marketing, specifically digital marketing In depth of digital marketing, social marketing and best practices An understanding of digital revenue accounts Working relationships with social media and influential digital platforms Strong written and verbal communication skills Experience managing marketing campaigns from strategy to implementation Prior experience handling and managing budgets Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 12, 2019
Full time
We are hiring an Associate of Strategy & Business Analytics to join AWAL’s Strategy & Business Development team in LA. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to drive strategic analysis and provide insight for key business decisions by AWAL’s senior management team and other stakeholders. The Associate will focus on research and analysis for a variety of exciting business initiatives, value a combination of artist, label and strategic partnership deals, and provide general support for strategy and operational projects across AWAL. Our ideal candidate will need to be comfortable with ambiguity and handling complexity in a fast-paced environment. He/she should be highly proficient with data analytics and possess the ability to analyze large, complex datasets with excellent modelling skills. He/she should also be strong at project management and proactively driving one’s own projects. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. Our roster of clients includes artists such as Lauv, Rex Orange County, Tom Misch, Steve Lacy, The Wombats, Gus Dapperton, Little Simz and more. We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!   WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE OF STRATEGY & BUSINESS ANALYTICS DO AT KOBALT? Deep quantitative and qualitative analysis to deliver insights Internal analyses to deliver insights on our businesses and support growth & improvement initiatives Ownership over core end-to-end data analysis (understand data, query, clean, structure, analyze, model, present) Run financial analysis of artists and label deals Assist with financial due diligence of partnership and M&A opportunities Support various BU strategy & operational projects Develop & deliver high-quality presentations for senior stakeholders on key opportunities, challenges, etc. WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university, preferably with a quantitative background 2+ years of research and analysis experience, with affinity for problem-solving Strong ability to structure and conduct quantitative & qualitative analyses Strong business sense and ability to identify implications Strong organizational skills Strong communication skills – written & verbal Excellent skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint; experience with SQL preferred Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects, data inputs and stakeholders within tight deadlines Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt New York, NY, USA
Apr 12, 2019
Full time
We’re looking for an experienced Digital Supply Chain Manager to join AWAL’s Global Digital Operations team. Based in our New York office, this role will be responsible for ensuring the quality and success of AWAL’s release deliveries, troubleshooting supply chain issues, managing our operational relationships with key North American partners, and handling rights management at Video/UGC platforms (YouTube, VEVO, Facebook & SoundCloud). This role will also work closely with our Release Management, Label Management and Digital Accounts teams to ensure operational best practice is understood and enacted across the business. Some travel will be required for this role, particularly to our London office as this is the global hub for AWAL’s Operations teams.  BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through our AWAL services. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Lauv, Nick Cave, Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Verite, Tom Misch, Bruno Major and Rex Orange County. Kobalt is currently over 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re continuing to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES A DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER AT AWAL DO? Monitor and troubleshoot issues impacting our audio and video supply chain Provide timely resolutions and structured feedback for client-facing teams when issues are reported Manage operational relationships with key North American partners Contribute regularly to departmental documentation. Work with Product/Tech teams to review and optimise supply chain processes with a view to scale Work with cross functional teams to develop and implement appropriate operational tools and resources to support the business WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?   At least 5 years’ experience in a Digital Operations or Supply Chain role Deep expertise with digital supply chain processes and content management systems is required Previous experience working as part of a global team Experience managing operational relationships with digital partners Familiarity with delivery via DDEX ERN Ability to communicate calmly and effectively at all levels when handling complex and time sensitive matters Meticulous attention to detail and advanced analytical skills, particularly with regards to resolution of technical operational issues Expertise with content management systems (two or more of the following: iTunes Connect, Spotify, YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, SoundCloud) Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Kobalt London, UK
Apr 12, 2019
Full time
AWAL is looking for a flexible, confident and highly organised International Marketing Director, based out of our London office. Reporting to the General Manager, the role will involve working directly with our artists, managers and label clients and alongside our network of International Marketing Managers, distribution partners and licensees to plan.  This is an exciting time to be joining AWAL, Kobalt’s Recordings division, and to be successful in the role, we need a confident, skilled international marketer who can build and deliver successful and innovative international campaigns, driving projects through the company worldwide. Adding to your international network of contacts, you will also be build long lasting relationships with our international partners. BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the centre of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Lauv, Tom Misch, Rex Orange County, The Wombats, Bruno Major, Neneh Cherry as well as leading independent labels such as Glassnote and Downtown. We’re currently over 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team! WHAT DOES DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AT AWAL DO? Work closely with your roster of AWAL Recordings artists and label clients to construct & Implement Global Marketing Plans & Strategies Manage territorial budgets & set sales/streaming targets with international partners Work closely with and drive our global network of Marketing Managers and distribution partners to deliver top-grade results Bring innovation and creativity to campaigns Communicate release information and pitching materials to the Digital Accounts Team and set playlist targets and strategies Generate campaign reports and analyse streaming data to identify trends and opportunities Oversee the collection of initial stock orders, promotional items, and sales figures from our international network Work with team to schedule promo trips and phoner schedules Build and maintain good working relationships with AWAL’s International network of label managers, distribution partners, licensees, and promo companies Distribute assets & tools to the international teams WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the International Department of a record label or distributor A deep understanding of International markets, retail, digital & media outlets is essential Experience working closely with artists & managers You must be highly organised & able to prioritise and have an interest in data & analytics Ability to build and maintain relationships with international partners When preparing your application, please include in your cover letter what recent music marketing initiatives or campaigns you’ve found interesting and why.